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Question 1


At what age should you begin having your cholesterol checked regularly?

The correct answer is B. If you are younger than 35, talk to your doctor about whether to have your cholesterol checked if you have diabetes, have high blood pressure, if heart disease runs in your family , or you smoke.

Question 2


How Often should you have your blood pressure checked?

The correct answer is C. Have your blood pressure checked at least every 2 years. High Blood Pressure is 140/90 or higher.

Question 3


At what age should you start being screened for colorectal cancer?

The correct answer is A. Have a test for colorectal cancer starting at age 50. Your doctor can help you decide which test is right for you. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, you may need to be screened earlier.

Question 4


If you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, what other disease should you also be screened for?

The correct answer is B.

Question 5


The most important things you can do to stay healthy are?

The correct answer is D. All of these recommendations can keep you healthy.

Question 6


Signs of depression include:

The correct answer is D. Your emotional health is as important as your physical health. Talk to your doctor about being screened for depression. Help is available.

Question 7


7. Body mass index, which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, is used to screen for which condition?

The correct answer is B. To calculate your body mass index, visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Web site at www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi.

Question 8


8. If you are a man between the ages of 65 and 75 and have ever smoked more than 100 cigarettes, which condition should you be screened for?

The correct answer is A. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an abnormally large or swollen blood vessel in your abdomen. Aneurysms can develop slowly over many years and have no symptoms. Surgery is sometimes needed to prevent complications or before symptoms develop.

Question 9


9. Which vaccine should you have after turning 65?

The correct answer is B. The pneumonia vaccine is recommended after age 65. If you are younger than 65, you can ask your doctor if the vaccine is appropriate for you. Starting at age 50, you should also receive a flu shot each year.

Question 10


10. How many minutes of moderate physical activity—at a minimum—should you aim for most days of the week?

The correct answer is D. If you are not already physically active, start small and work up to 30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity most days of the week. Walking briskly, mowing the lawn, bicycling, and swimming are just a few examples of moderate physical activity.

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